Our Guide: Choosing A Fitting Funeral Tribute
Our Guide to Funeral & Sympathy Flowers
Choosing an appropriate funeral tribute is usually determined by the relationship you have with the deceased. We hope to offer you some guidance when choosing funeral flowers in this difficult time with the information below. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01803 411963 to discuss any queries that you may have. We hope you find our funeral flower guide useful.
Often, there are colour or flower themes that have been requested by the family/those organising the funeral. It is advisable to check if there are any preferences before selecting your tribute. This can be done with the funeral directors if discretion is preferred.
A posy is a circular arrangement which is usually given by a friend or relative. They are versatile and available in traditional and contemporary designs. Often chosen because of the suitability for both the occasion and for use afterwards in a care home, hospice or for placement on the grave.
Ideal for the acknowledgement of a bereavement as it can be sent directly to a funeral or sent as a tribute gift to a bereaved family at home.
Single Ended Spray
These designs are a popular tribute when expressing sympathy. They are sometimes referred to as a teardrop spray. Funeral Sprays are available in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes designed to suit your specific requirements.
A Tied Sheaf is a more appropriate alternative to the usual cellophane wrapped bouquet. Similar in shape to the traditional gift bouquet, it is tied by hand and usually preferred for its simplicity and versatility to be used again at home in a vase or to be passed on to a hospice or care home.
Funeral wreaths are given as a mark of respect. Their circular shape represents eternal life. Available in both contemporary and traditional designs and in many colours, flowers and styles.
Full length coffin sprays, also known as double ended sprays and casket sprays, are designed to sit along the full length of the top of the coffin. Usually given by the close family, husband/wife or partner of the deceased. The coffin spray can be produced in a range of shapes, sizes, colours and to suit your specific requirements.
The sending of a heart tribute is a deep representation of the love of a closely bereaved relative or companion.
The traditional Christian cross is often given to represent the faith of the bereaved or to display the meaning of everlasting life. The cross which is often placed on top of the coffin can be made in a loose, natural form or with ribbon edging and tightly compact flowers across the surface. They are available in numerous colours, sizes and styles to suit any budget.
A letter tribute is often given by a close family member or a group of family/friends. It could be the name of the deceased or their relation to the bestower e.g mum, dad or grandma.
A reflection of the deceased, whether it be a comical representation of that person in the shape of a whiskey bottle or donut, or a tribute to their lifestyle or favourite pastime, such as a football or vehicle. It may be fitting to send a beloved pet.
Cushions and Pillows
A floral cushion or pillow is symbolic of comfort in one’s last resting place. Leaving the bestower with the final thought, rest in peace.
To order your funeral tribute for delivery to a local funeral director in Paignton, Torquay, Brixham or surrounding areas please call us on 01803 411963. We offer an out of hours service and are able to come to you at a time and place that is suitable if required. We will do all that we can to support and assist you during this difficult time.